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Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)

The Night Caller (original title)
Mutant humanoids from outer space kidnap young Earth females in order to interbreed and save their species from extinction.

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

Jim O'Connolly (screenplay), Frank Crisp (from the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Saxon ... Dr. Jack Costain
Maurice Denham ... Dr. Morley
Patricia Haines Patricia Haines ... Ann Barlow
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ... Detective Supt. Hartley
Warren Mitchell ... Reg Lilburn
Stanley Meadows ... Det. Tom Grant
Aubrey Morris ... Thorburn
Ballard Berkeley ... Cmdr. Savage
Marianne Stone ... Madge Lilburn
Geoffrey Lumsden Geoffrey Lumsden ... Col. Davy
Barbara French Barbara French ... Joyce Malone
Tony Wager ... Pvt. Higgins (as Anthony Wager)
David Gregory David Gregory ... Pvt. Jones
Douglas Livingstone Douglas Livingstone ... 2nd R / T Soldier
Tom Gill Tom Gill ... Police Commissioner's Secretary
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Storyline

The inhabitants of Ganymede need to find mates from another world or they will become extinct. They soon discover a suitable breeding stock amongst the females of planet Earth. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Space Creatures Snatch Girls To Mysterious Planet! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

UK prints of the film feature Alan Haven's version of the hit instrumental "Image" as its theme. See more »

Goofs

After Ann is killed the camera briefly turns to the corpse of Thorburn. During this moment actor Aubrey Morris accidentally twitches. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ann Barlow: Dr. Morley?
Dr. Morley: Yes?
Ann Barlow: Come and have a look at this. That's over a hundred miles up, coming in from space.
Dr. Morley: Well, what's the speed?
Ann Barlow: Over ten thousand miles an hour.
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Alternate Versions

The original US release replaced the instrumental theme played under the opening credits with a vocal. There were also a few edits, mainly with regard to the topless pictures in "Bikini Girl" magazine. See more »


Soundtracks

Title Music
IMAGE'
by Joe Glenn, Larry Greene, Bob Sande
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Four years before Stonewall
20 November 2005 | by ace-150See all my reviews

Almost intelligent British sci-fi with a Mod theme. The black and white cinematography is stylish and some of the sets and clothes have a nice Mod feel, but it never turns into a full style fest. There is one quite odd scene with two distraught parents doing a sort of Stiller and Meara routine for the police and scientist. John Saxon is as hot as can be, but alas, never gets around to removing his shirt or even unbuttoning his collar. What a waste of his greatest talent. The one thing that makes this worth watching is the gay character. Aubrey Morris, best known as the long-suffering but sadistic quasi-pedophile caseworker from "A Clockwork Orange", plays Mr. Thorburn, a purveyor of used books, and, I suspect, naughty magazines, perhaps even male physique pictorials. When the police superintendent comes to question him, he gives the cop hell. The subtext makes it obvious that he has been harassed and probably jailed for his proclivities, but he doesn't let that stop him. Commenting on the unearthly green eyes of the alien, he says "I love men with fine eyes, don't you superintendent?" then blows him a kiss when he leaves. Four years before Stonewall, he's still getting busted, but he's very much in control of his interaction with the cop. The ending of the movie is utterly cheesy but what did you expect from a movie called Night Caller from Outer Space?


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Beast from Outer Space See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (colourised version)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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